|Digital Tipping Point: Amy Wohl, e-market maven 03 (2005) - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Amy Wohl is a great story teller and teacher, and in this segment, she clearly explains how computer hardware makers are in a position similar to that of free opsn source software makers. In both cases, you are selling what amounts to the tech equivalent of carrots, says Amy. There is not much profit in selling a commodity, and so you need to add a fancy proprietary layer over the commodity l...
Keywords: Amy Wohl; Wohl, Amy; business Models for Open Source; Compaq History; commodities, adding value to; open source plays well with proprietary software
|Digital Tipping Point: Mandriva CEO Jean Francois Boncilhon 03 - Christian Einfeldt|
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, Jean Francois finishes his sentence from the previous snip, which he ends by saying that 45% of MandrakeSoft's revenues (at that time) were from North America. Here, he says that 20% of revenues came from France; 20% from the rest of Europe; and 15% from the rest of the world...
Keywords: Mandrake; MandrakeSoft; Mandriva; Boncilhon, Jean Francois; Jean Francois Boncilhon; Linux; GNU/Linux; open source plays well with proprietary software; Mandriva, hemispheric revenue breakdown; French Air Force; France Telecom; French Ministry of Equipment; Business models for open source, subscriptions; open source business models, licensing fees; SuSE; Red Hat; Cost of open source software; lower tier customers